What a surprise to find a “hatch” of tiny, perfectly formed grasshoppers teeming on my kitchen counter-top today. My fault though, i’d brought some pot plants indoors and the warmth must have brought on the incubation. The little critters were lively, and spread quickly. With the help of a soft pastry brush i managed to divert their direction towards the open window and encourage a short hop to freedom. Mind you there was a horde of them, 104 and still not all accounted for.